Herstory The Movement to End Sexual Violence (Advocate Core)


Date of Publication
July, 2020


This recorded webinar is an overview of the history of activism to end sexual violence, the development of rape crisis services, and the shifts of culture toward intolerance of sexual assault. 

Learning Objectives

To place our work of healing and social justice in a larger historical context of collective action.


Webinar Materials

Notes and References

  • Black Women’s Blueprint. (2016). An open letter from Black Women to the SlutWalk. Gender & Society, 30(1), 9–13. https://doi.org/10.1177/0891243215611868 (Original letter published 2011)
  • Gerolami, G. (2016). Rape as colonial legacy [Review of book The beginning and end of rape, by S. Deer]. Solidarity. https://solidarity-us.org/atc/183/p4703/
  • McGuire, D. L. (2011). At the dark end of the street: Black women, rape and resistance - a new history of the civil rights movement from Rosa Parks to the rise of black power. New York: Vintage Books.
  • Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative, Resource Sharing Project & National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Foundations of advocacy training manual. Section 4. https://www.nsvrc.org/foundations-advocacy-training-manual (2020)

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